The Winthrop Eagles men's basketball team beat Liberty 77-65 to open the Big South Conference Tournament.
The Eagles set a new tournament record, going 21 of 21 from the free throw line, on their way to their first round victory.
Keon Johnson led the Eagles with 15 points while a trio of players-Joab Jerome, Keon Moore and Andre Smith-finished with 14 each.Liberty had the game's high scorer as Andrew Smith scored 17 while Joe Retic added 15. The victory sends Winthrop(18-12) into Friday's quarterfinal game against Northern Division champion High Point at 12 noon.
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